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Travelers in Time Aboard the California Zephyr

Travelers in Time Aboard the California Zephyr

  • Author: Louise Hathaway
  • Publisher: Louise Hathaway
  • ISBN: 1310568456
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Do you like trains? Do you like history? If so, take a look at this time travel tale about modern-day Amtrak travelers who go back in time to the days when the trans-continental railroad was being built. Our passengers become part of a real-life special excursion train and meet Rutherford B. Hayes, George Pullman, and Robert Todd Lincoln. How will our time travelers cope with their new surroundings? Will they ever come back to the 21st Century? Will they want to come back? Find out aboard this trip into history.

The California Zephyr

The California Zephyr

An Entertaining History of America's Most Celebrated Train Route

  • Author: John Kelly
  • Publisher: Enthusiast Books
  • ISBN: 9781583883471
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 126
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America's most talked-about train, the California Zephyr was inaugurated March 20, 1949, book-ended by the world-class skylines of Chicago and San Francisco. Operated in partnership over three railroads; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, Denver & Rio Grande, and Western Pacific, the train was designed in Art Deco style and built of Shotwelded stainless-steel by the Budd Company. The California Zephyr incorporated the best of the Zephyr fleet including Vista-Dome coaches and Vista-Dome observation cars. Powered by General Motors diesel locomotives the western themed "land-cruise" train traveled 2,532 miles on its journey from Chicago traversing the spectacular Colorado Rockies via the 6.2-mile Moffat Tunnel and California's magnificent Feather River Canyon - by daylight in both directions. Vintage equipment diagrams include California Zephyr baggage car, Vista-Dome coach, Vista-Dome buffet-dormitory car, dining car, bedroom-cabin car and Vista-Dome bedroom-buffet-lounge-observation car. Other highlights feature original trip reports by "Zephyrette" hostesses, travel brochures, timetables, dining car menus and full-color photo gallery of the stunning California Zephyr.

Death Deals a Hand

Death Deals a Hand

A California Zephyr Mystery

  • Author: Janet Dawson
  • Publisher: SCB Distributors
  • ISBN: 1564748006
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 232
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The Zephyr speeds across the West, Death deals the cards It's April 1953, and Zephyrette Jill McLeod is back on the rails, aboard the fabled train called the California Zephyr. Heading west from Chicago to the San Francisco Bay Area, Jill looks forward to reuniting with family members and the new man in her life. She’s learned to expect and deal with just about anything on the train, from troublesome passengers to long-lost relatives to high-stakes poker games. But the stakes just got even higher: Death has a seat at the table.

CZ: the Story of the California Zephyr

CZ: the Story of the California Zephyr

  • Author: Karl Zimmermann
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: California Zephyr (Express train)
  • Page: 104
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The Ghost in Roomette Four

The Ghost in Roomette Four

A California Zephyr Mystery

  • Author: Janet Dawson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781564745989
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 232
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It's almost midnight on the sleek streamliner known as the California Zephyr en route from Oakland to Chicago in 1954. Heading for her quarters, Zephyrette Jill McLeod walks through the Silver Gorge Pullman car, and sees something she can't explain. Is the shimmering light a ghost? Jill doubts the evidence of her own eyes, but soon learns that others have seen the phenomenon, too. Whatever-whoever-is haunting roomette four may be connected to an incident two months earlier, when Jill found the body of a young man there. The verdict on the death was natural causes. Now it looks like the unquiet spirit is pointing to murder. Several years ago Dawson took a trip on the Pacific Sands, a privately owned Pullman car. The owner told stories about a roomette on the car that was supposedly haunted. Passengers would tell about hearing voices during the night, and the porters who worked trips talked about the porter call button in the roomette ringing. When the porter answered the bell, no one was there. As a mystery writer, anything and everything was grist for the mill. As a matter of fact, the roomette on the Pacific Sands was number four.

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America by Train: the California Zephyr

  • Author: La'Wana Harris
  • Publisher: La'wana Harris
  • ISBN: 9781946388001
  • Category:
  • Page: 44
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The "America by Train" book series seeks to promote train travel as a viable way to explore America. The books will teach children about American history and encourage them to discover the beauty that lies just beyond the rails. Each book will also include a note to parents and teachers with activities to help readers create their own journey.

Amtrak in the Heartland

Amtrak in the Heartland

  • Author: Craig Sanders
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253027934
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 344
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"Craig Sanders has done an excellent job of research... his treatment is as comprehensive as anyone could reasonably wish for, and solidly based. In addition, he succeeds in making it all clear as well as any human can. He also manages to inject enough humor and human interest to keep the reader moving." —Herbert H. Harwood, author of The Lake Shore Electric Railway Story and Invisible Giants: The Empires of Cleveland’s Van Sweringen Brothers A complete history of Amtrak operations in the heartland, this volume describes conditions that led to the passage of the Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970, the formation and implementation of Amtrak in 1970–71, and the major factors that have influenced Amtrak operations since its inception. More than 140 photographs and 3 maps bring to life the story as told by Sanders. This book will become indispensable to train enthusiasts through its examination of Americans’ long-standing fascination with passenger trains. When it began in 1971, many expected Amtrak to last about three years before going out of existence for lack of business, but the public’s continuing support of funding for Amtrak has enabled it and the passenger train to survive despite seemingly insurmountable odds.